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February 2016 Archives

Why you can't make assumptions when it comes to visitation

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce for many people is not seeing a portion of their paycheck go toward alimony or their former home sold, but rather adjusting to their new lifestyle. Indeed, this is particularly true for those people with children, as they may slowly come to the realization that they likely won't be spending as much time with them as they would like.

How the FDCPA helps keep debt collectors in check - III

As much as we don't want to believe that it could ever happen to us, the reality is that things like the loss of a job, a major illness and a divorce can come out of nowhere. Aside from rocking us to the core, these types of events can also serve to jeopardize our financial footing. Indeed, things may get so bad that we start receiving unwanted, unrelenting and unfriendly communication from debt collectors.

Using a prenuptial agreement to control property division in Arkansas

We’ve been looking in our last couple posts at the approach to property division used in Arkansas. As we’ve pointed out, property division in Arkansas should not be understood as an inevitable 50-50 split, but as a 50-50 split in which judges are conscious of the issue of fairness.

Arkansas: a community property state where martial assets are divided equitably, P.2

In our last post, we began speaking about property division in general, and the approach used here in Arkansas. As we noted, Arkansas is a good example of why making a sharp division between the equitable distribution and community property approaches to property division can be misleading.

Arkansas: a community property state where martial assets are divided equitably, P.1

Handling disputes relating to asset division is an important aspect of divorce, and couples going through the divorce process need to have a strong advocate at their side to ensure their rights are protected. One of the reasons to have an experienced advocate is that different states, as readers know, have different approaches to property division, and where you get divorced can impact how these disputes are resolved.

Do you know enough about the division of retirement accounts? - III

In today's post, we'll conclude our discussion of how anyone going through a divorce -- both young and old alike -- must pay especially close attention to the division of their 401(k)s, pensions and other retirement accounts, as these might actually be their most valuable asset.

Just how serious does Arkansas treat the crime of drug possession?

There is no disputing that attitudes toward drug crimes here in the U.S. have undergone a considerable shift as of late with citizens, politicians and even law enforcement officials starting to see that the societal costs of mandatory sentencing laws are perhaps too high.

Do you know enough about the division of retirement accounts? - II

A few weeks back, we discussed how, contrary to popular belief, the most valuable asset owned by many married couples -- young and old alike -- is typically their retirement accounts, including their 401(k)s and pensions.

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